No, this is my new favourite quilt made for me by mum. I cant tell you just how much I love this quilt!
I picked up a selection of Anna Maria Horner velveteens earlier this year in sales, with a nice cosy thick quilt for winter in mind. Not wanting to wait for winter 2015 I asked mum if she fancied making it for me! Fortunately for me, she said yes.
Mum was quite taken with all the porthole blocks appearing, and she came up with a rather awesome design which would incorporate nice large pieces, and portholes too. I've been sitting here quietly, patiently, getting the odd update from mum for the last month or two, and now its finally here! So... wanna see?
It is such a luscious quilt. So tactile, so soft, so warm. The colours are so vibrant too. Mum worried when she was making that it might be a bit much, as I had chosen the combination of prints on price not compatibility, but when you see the quilt in person its not that way at all. I absolutely love it! There's just so much to keep looking at, and you notice different parts of quilt design each time you look.
Its bound and backed with a really lovely raspberry flannel (another double duvet sale bargain!). And what a back it is too! Inspired by another quilt I love. Love the trees. And the quilting too, like pathways meandering through a forest.
I love this photo. I told mum I was going to blog it and say "spot the pinkie finger". She said "what makes you think its *that* finger...."